In Venice from June 4th, 2011 the 54th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art entitled this year ILLUMinations shall have an important and symbolic role in Tintoretto, one of the most important Venetian artist ever. Bice Curiger, the director of the 2011 Art Sector for the Venice Biennale, has underlined the opportunity to establish an intense dialogue with the past and present artists but with all who want to approach art as well. In order to reach such an artistic, historical, and emotional connection with the great Venetian painter and with Venice, 3 more big works by Jacopo Robusti, known as the Tintoretto, will also be shown at the show of the 2011 Art Biennale. In particular the works will be “The Last Supper”, from the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, the “Theft of the body of St. Mark” and the “Creation of the Animals”, both preserved in the Accademia Gallery. Exceptionally this year, the award ceremony, the inauguration, and the official opening will all coincide: the Biennale will open to the public on June 4th, 2011 at 10am and the opening ceremony will be held at 12pm. But there shall be even 37 collateral events proposed by international organizations and institutions that shall set up their exhibits and their initiatives in various parts of the city, which will coincide with the Biennale. The collateral events offer a wide range of contributions and investments that enrich the program of the 54th International Exhibition in an original and important way. Our 24h Reception at the Hotel Alle Guglie shall be more than pleased to let you have any additional information about the Biennale and invite you to visit our Special Offer page as well to discover our prices and availability for your next holiday in Venice with us.